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Building on 100 Years of Excellence: Q&A with Dean Gary Bowen

Dean Gary Bowen shared his vision for the UNC School of Social Work in a question-and-answer feature recently. Here's the full statement of his vision, which will appear in an abbreviated format later this month in the University Gazette:


Faculty members named "Most Influential" in national study

Sheryl Zimmerman, Gary Bowen, Matthew Howard, Mark FraserFour current or former faculty members at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work have been named among the "100 Most Influential Contemporary Social Work Faculty" in a study published by the Journal of Social Service Research.

Sheryl Zimmerman, Ph.D., was ranked on the list as 13th most influential; Mark Fraser, Ph.D., as 38th; Dean Gary Bowen, Ph.D., as 46th; and the late Matthew Howard, Ph.D., as 58th. They are the only faculty members ranked from any North Carolina institution.


Robert Johnson to discuss guardianship at 6th annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture

Robert Johnson, Boyd Lecture speaker“Kinship Guardianship: Perspectives on Preserving Family Connections” will be the focus of the 6th annual Bobby Boyd Leadership Lecture at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work.

Robert Johnson will present the Boyd Lecture on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at the School. The event begins at 6 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.


Spears-Turner Roundtable Discussion: "Parenting Black Boys in America"

Debra JohnsonDebra Johnson will discuss “Parenting Black Boys in America” on Tuesday, March 19 (12 noon-2 p.m.) for the Spears-Turner Roundtable Discussion at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work. The moderated discussion is co-hosted by the UNC School of Social Work Black Student Caucus. It is free and open to the public in Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, Room 300, 325 Pittsboro Street, Chapel Hill, N.C.


MSW student receives 2019 NASW-NC President's Award


The National Association of Social Workers North Carolina Chapter (NASW-NC) has named MSW student Mariah Cowell as the recipient of the 2019 NASW-NC Presidents’ Award for Master of Social Work (MSW) graduate students for the 2018-2019 academic year. The NASW-NC President’s Award honors Cowell’s involvement in her community, leadership capabilities in her program, and passion for macro social work through acclaimed research and policy practice.